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# 1 Andorian ships
08-20-2013, 11:15 AM
Can the charal be done well without using the 3 pack

Or does it really need the pack to work well
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
08-20-2013, 12:12 PM
Well... using 2 pieces of the Andorian Assault set gives you an innate accuracy bonus. I have found the Phaser Dispersal Relay and the Wing Cannon Platforms invaluable, especially during the Khitomer Accord STF. The Tachyon Induction console is okay, as it does increase the damage to all shield facings, but it's more suited for a character that has skill points in Flow Capacitors (?). I may be wrong on that, I'll have to look.


However, having all three lets your wing cannon platforms benefit from cannon rapid fire or cannon scatter volley.

On its own without any special set console, it may do well, but I do not recommend this as it would be better to have the accuracy.
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# 3
08-20-2013, 12:16 PM
The only reason you would need the full pack is for the extra consoles, and a lot of people run an Andorian without even having the Wing Cannons, let alone the consoles for them. You wind up with something a lot like an ordinary Patrol Escort, but with an extra console slot and one of the aft weapons changed to a fore one. I'd say that's a pretty nice ship. (I would prefer the Khyzon over the Charal, as I've never found much use for Eng consoles, but it doesn't make too much difference.)
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
08-20-2013, 05:13 PM
I fully agree with the previous comment. As the happy owner of a Charal, I avoided the 3-pack (and used the zen elsewhere) because the consoles (and wing cannons) were nothing more than toys, funny for a while but not satisfying in the long run. Accuracy bonuses, scatter volley on wing cannons, that's nice and funny (and even effective to a large extent), but other consoles are simply better. In particular, you will want a lot of universal consoles (Borg, plasmonic leech, maybe the romulan or Nukara console,...). To choose between Charal and Khyzon, I almost tossed a coin .
There is practically no difference between the Charal and the Khyzon because all escorts use a lot of universal consoles anyway, so that the exact share of engineering and science consoles is irrelevant. With the Charal, you can cycle EPtW and EPtS like a cruiser (if you can bear a single ensign scientific officer) ; with the Khyzon, you can slot two Tractor-beam Repulsors (if you can bear a single ensign engineer) ; if neither idea looks really important to you (and they aren't too appealing, really), then there is no obvious reason to prefer one to the other.

Avoid the 3-pack and follow your feelings. Use your lati... dilithium wisely on good consoles and enjoy your Charal or Khyzon. Both are fine ships. You won't be disappointed.

Last edited by amincielbleu; 08-20-2013 at 05:19 PM.
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# 5
08-21-2013, 12:34 AM
Well thanks for your input my plan is to buy the science version and strap 4 embassy plasma consoles in then run a plasma boat

The way I have effectively a 5 tac console ship with 5 fore weapons

I run stfs mainly so I'm not worried about people having resistance against plasma
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# 6
08-21-2013, 02:32 AM
Yes, excellent decision.
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# 7
08-22-2013, 06:04 AM
I bought the set and wow is it worth it its so much fun

The Kumari isn't as fragile as you would thing you just have to keep moving and use plenty of APO

Haven't tried them in PVP as everyone knows Feds and kdf can't PVP anymore
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